The South Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Essex and Glamorgan at the County Ground in Chelmsford.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).
This game will be streamed live on Essex County Cricket’s YouTube channel.
It has been a terrible season thus far for both Essex and Glamorgan in the T20 Blast 2019. The former did slightly better than the latter and thus is placed seventh on the points table. However, Glamorgan hasn’t won a single game thus far in the tournament. They lost six games and have opened their account courtesy the games that were washed out and the one game that ended in a tie.
At this stage of the tournament, the chances of them making into the knockouts are sleek. Yet, they can try and get some wins under their belt to fancy an outside opportunity. The pride is at stake for Glamorgan and they will be desirous for a victory in the upcoming fixture.
The chances of precipitation are quite high throughout the duration of the game. If we are lucky enough, we might get to see a few overs of game possible later in the night.
It is a good cricketing deck at the County Ground in Chelmsford. The balance between the bat and the ball has been quite even. There were occasions when teams were bowled out for paltry scores which there were a few other instances when teams scored in excess of 200.
Average first innings score: 165.84 (Last 13 completed games in the T20 Blast 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 7, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News (Team News)
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater (WK), Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (C), Mohammad Amir, Sam Cook, Adam Zampa.
Bench: Shane Snater, Jamie Porter, Aaron Beard.
Fakhar Zaman, David Lloyd, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram (C), Kiran Carlson, Chris Cooke (WK), Daniel Douthwaite, Graham Wagg, Marchant de Lange, Andrew Salter, Ruaidhri Smith.
Bench: Lukas Carey, Callum Taylor.
David Lloyd has performed with the bat thus far and could chip in points with the ball as well. Dan Lawrence has come up with quick 20-30s whenever he got a chance to bat higher.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Tom Westley, Colin Ingram, Cameron Delport
Vice-Captain Options – Shaun Marsh, Graham Wagg, David Lloyd
With a high-scoring game on cards, a couple of them from the top-order batsmen on both sides can be chosen in the end. Tom Westley has been the most consistent among the players from both sides.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – A Wheather
Batters – C Delport (VC), C Ingram (C), D Lloyd, S Marsh, T Westley
All-Rounders – G Wagg, R Smith
Bowlers –M Amir, A Zampa, A Salter
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – A Wheather
Batters – D Lawrence, C Ingram, D Lloyd, S Marsh (VC), T Westley (C)
All-Rounders – R ten Doeschate, R Smith
Bowlers – A Zampa, M de Lange, A Salter
Among the bowlers, only Andrew Salter is a consistent performer across both teams with the ball. He has picked up ten wickets from only seven innings he bowled.
Glamorgan is expected to win this game.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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